There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to London Paddington Station by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington

$75 - $140

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Earl's Court National Express

$17 - $23

2 alternative options

Night bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station M25

$51 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to London Paddington Station 150.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to London Paddington Station is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to London Paddington Station is to train which costs £60 - £110 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and London Paddington Station is 130 miles. The road distance is 150.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to London Paddington Station without a car is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £60 - £110.

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The train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington takes 1 h 59 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff to London Paddington Station train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to London Paddington Station is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £60 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £18 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Cardiff to London Paddington Station train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to London Paddington Station is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Cardiff to London Paddington Station.

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  • Distance: 129.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and London Paddington Station, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to London Paddington Station hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 1 h 59 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to London Paddington Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 17 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Earl's Court
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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